We are very pleased to announce the following curators/producers will be in residence at LUX for the coming year. The residents receive free office space and admin support, access to LUX space, programme and networks as well as mentoring support from LUX staff.
The Care-fuffle Collective
The Care-fuffle Collective is a disabled-led experimental film and art working group built on the belief of access as a collective joy and a gesture of care and solidarity. Through process-based research, experimentation and public programmes, they take and make space for disabled genius and creativity, encouraging its growth within cultural production. With their work they wish for disabled wisdom to be recognised and cherished. To be an inspiration for working towards a liberatory future and a new cultural ecosystem defined by equity and inclusion, care and socio-cultural responsibility.
During the residency, they will engage in exploring the reparative methodologies for the art complex to redress institutional ableism, power asymmetries and epistemic injustice through disability studies and an abolitionist lens. They will be disseminating learning and unlearning in varied experimental forms to collectively unravel the potential of radical access and explore caring, ethical and sustainable frameworks that support and honour disabled people and their brilliance within and outside cultural production. https://www.care-fuffle.com
Denna Cartamkhoob is British-Iranian Producer and Film-maker based in London. She has been working predominantly with artists since 2017 in both a production and development capacity. From 2012 to 2017 she worked as an in-house Producer at production company Somesuch, specifically supporting emerging talent and producing music videos, short films and longer form documentaries. She has also made a number of her own documentaries. She is currently documenting her father cooking and talking about his life in Iran. Since 2020 she’s been running a virtual writing group for women from multiple disciplines to develop a variety of work, specifically to give time, development and mutual encouragement in an independent space. She would like to expand upon these sessions and run some collaborative development, reading and production support workshops. Most recently she has been delivering film workshops to primary school aged children in an Islington community school. During her time at LUX will be looking to expand upon these, involving other practitioners and a wider variety of school years, creating an accessible and exciting collection of activities for children drawing on more experimental film techniques. https://www.dennacartamkhoob.com
Abiba Coulibaly/ Brixton Community Cinema
Brixton Community Cinema is a pilot-scheme pop-up screening event. The objective of the cinema is to bring affordable international and independent film to a community whose cultural contributions are immense, but face uneven access to cultural institutions. The cinema will screen a range of films across genre and format, which foreground subaltern voices and experiences, and showcase the breadth of experimental approaches to using film as a medium of expression and protest. Operating on a pay-what-you-can basis, it aims to explore ways to minimise both the financial and non-financial barriers to cinema-going. Conceived by Abiba Coulibaly, an early career film-programmer with a background in critical geography. Some of her primary interests are the cinema of the Sahel region and its diaspora, and the (mis)use of imagery in documenting humanitarian issues.